Powertweak-Linux is a tool to tune your system to its optimal performance settings.
It can also tune network/filesystem performance using /proc/sys entries, disk elevator settings, and x86 CPU registers (needs 2.2.18 or 2.4.0test kernel), CDROM speeds, hdparm type features, and Sony VAIO backlight. It has both a GTK GUI and a text-based lister.
Here are some key features of "Powertweak Linux":
· DMI BIOS interrogation (not only bios settings, but ports, cpu and events) (NEW)
· some 2.5 linux kernel proc settings (NEW)
· PCI configuration space tuning.
· Adjusting block device elevator algorithms.
· Changing /proc/sys entries.
· hdparm type features (Informational only right now)
· IDE SMART status.
· CPU Model specific register tuning
· CPU MTRR registers (Informational only right now)
What's New in This Release:
· Core plugins.
· Plugins can now be written to have dependancies on others that get loaded first.
· PCILIB converted to core.
· PCI backend got split up to take advantage of core.
· Socket communication moved to libpowertweak removing duplication.
· BIOS DMI backend.
· Now writes status messages to /var/log/powertweak.log - new simple text mode read only client (lspowertweak)
· GTK UI tooltips now work correctly.
· Pentium III XML fixed.
· Various bulletproofing found with valgrind and similar tools.